If You Can’t Get Enough of The Grand Tour, There’s Now a Game That Can Scratch your Itch
For reasons that are obvious, it’s called The Grand Tour Gameby Kirby, on
The third season of The Grand Tour is scheduled to drop on January 18, but for those who can’t wait to get their annual fixes of Jeremy Clarkson and the gang, you can get an early fix courtesy of The Grand Tour Game. Yes, folks, the show has parlayed its popularity into the virtual world of video games. The Grand Tour Game arrives for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on January 15. That’s three days before the third season drops on Amazon Prime. That’s enough time to prep yourselves for what is expected to be another rollicking season of fun and mishaps from our always charismatic, if not controversial, hosts.
Have you ever wondered what it must be like to be one of the hosts of The Grand Tour? It’s an interesting proposition, to say the least. In some ways, The Grand Tour Game answers that question. Sure, you don’t get to host your own studio segment, and you certainly don’t get to banter with your co-hosts in front of an audience that waits with bated breath for your every word. But if you want to take a stab and drive around the show’s infamous Eboladrome, the virus-shaped test track that was carved out of access roads at a former Royal Air Force airfield in the U.K., then you’re in luck.
Complete details of the game are still unclear, but according to developer Amazon Games, you can actually play as either Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, or James May with each new episode of Season 3.
Speaking of which, the game also includes all the cars and exotic locations found from the first episode of Season 1 all the way to all the episodes of Season 3. Some of the show’s most ridiculous challenges are also included in the game. Based on the trailer of the game, we also know that it comes with a four-player, split-screen multiplayer mode that invites races featuring all three hosts and, presumably, the show’s test driver, racer Abbie Eaton.
As an added treat, those who pre-order the game can also access three vehicles that are unique to the three hosts. Care to race around Clarkson’s Beach Buggy from Episodes 7 and 8 of Season 1? If you don’t fancy that, you opt to drive around in May’s Fire Truck from the 4th episode of Season 2.
If neither vehicles tickle your fancy, you can eschew them in favor of Hammond’s unforgettable plant-based Eco Car from the 4th episode of Season 1.
All three cars are available for free if you pre-order the game.
Right now, you can be sure that The Grand Tour Game is going to take a different approach from what we’re used to playing Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsport. But being different is what makes the game unique. It should be a ball of fun to play, especially if it comes with the same over-the-top commentary from the three hosts that we all love.
The Grand Tour Game drops on January 15, three days before the show’s third season launches on Amazon Prime. There’s no better way to gear up for the shenanigans of Season 3 than playing the game and putting yourselves in the shoes of the three hosts.
If you need more convincing to buy the game — it comes with a pre-order price of $29.99 for both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 — you can check these trailers featuring the three hosts playing as, well, themselves.
Eaton also makes a cameo in the second video, and you can tell that her skills on an actual track translate well into the virtual world.
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